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Servicenumber: 38232919 Atkinson_Edward_L


Age: 33
Born: 22 August 1911, Medicine Mound, Hardeman County, Texas
Hometown: Lubbock County, Texas
Family: William A. Atkinson (father)
Alma J. (Barnes) Atkinson (mother)
Ottis C. Atkinson (brother)
Pauline Atkinson (sister)
Urbine L. Atkinson (brother)
Junior Atkinson (brother)
James W. Atkinson (brother)
Etta M. Atkinson (mother)
Rank: Technician Fifth Class
Function: Truck Driver
Regiment: 406th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 102nd Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: Anti Tank Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Date of death: 28 February 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Hardt, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot K, Row 13, Grave 19
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: T/5 Atkinson attended high school for 3 years and worked on a farm. He enlisted in Abilene, Texas on 28 November 1942. 

At the time of his death, three of his brothers were also serving overseas. They were Pfc William A. Atkinson, with the engineers in Italy, Cpl James W. Atkinson, a paratrooper engineer in the Philippines and Lt U.L. Atkinson who was recovering from wounds in a Philippine hospital.

Source of information: Peter Schouteten, Astrid van Erp,,, - Abilene Reporter News 11 March 1945 / Family Trees, Fallen Not - WWII Draft Card

Photo source:, Fred Munckhof, Paula J


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